Author: Jeff Koch

20 Sep REAL Tips for 2017

It’s budget season and everyone is looking ways to cut back on their costs.  Resource Alliance (REAL-HR) has some helpful tips to share when considering how you plan on ringing in the New Year.   Attract and Hold onto Bright Talent Employees are an important asset to ones...

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09 Sep Celebrating World Heart Day

World Heart Day takes place each year on September 29th.  This very special day is a chance for people across the globe to take part in the worlds biggest intervention against Cardiovascular disease (CVD). Enjoy a longer more fulfilling life by making healthier choices.   This year,...

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09 Sep Don’t Forget About the EEO-1 Report

In order to comply with the provisions of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) requires all U.S. employers with 100 or more employees, as well as federal contractors and first-tier subcontractors with 50 or more employees...

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15 Aug Prepare for New ACA Requirements Before Year End

Staying abreast with the new ACA requirements and how to plan for them can be challenging.  Paying special attention to these complex employee classification rules can help avoid costly mistakes.  Under the new ACA rules, starting in 2015, businesses with 50 or more employees will...

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15 Aug The DOL’s Proposed Increase in Wages

The Department of Labor is proposing to raise the minimum salary for exempt (not eligible for overtime) positions from $23,660 to $50,440. This means, if the proposal survives challenges and becomes law in 2016, you would need to decide if you want to: 1.      Give...

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04 May There’s an Auditor in my Coffee

If you’re a manager with a busy day ahead, you don’t want to look over the rim of your coffee cup on a Monday morning and hear a Department of Labor auditor say, “I’m here to perform a wage and hour compliance audit.” Whatever plans...

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04 May Pay the People

One of our most prolific payroll specialists often ends hallway conversations by saying, “I’ve got to pay the people.” She doesn’t have time to chat. She knows that nothing comes before payroll. The tiniest of errors could light up the phones with calls from confused...

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04 May The Call of the Contractor

Could this happen to you? I was helping a successful business owner with wage and hour compliance issues, and his biggest challenge was the classification of his workers. The workers wanted to be independent contractors so payroll taxes weren’t deducted from their checks. According to federal...

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